I love consignments and antique stores, I am fascinated by the uniqueness of each piece, I love to imagine the history of where the items came from, who used them,etc. I have been going to these two stores for over 19 years and although I do not favor one over the other I often find more things to buy at one store more than the other.
Legacies is in Glendale, Wisconsin and in addition to their storefront they also hold estate sales. I will warn you, this store in crammed to the rafters! They recently expanded but it is sometimes a little challenging to get around the store because the treasures are EVERYWHERE! Think of a hoarder house on steroids, often the furniture is stacked two or three pieces high, there are stacks of art piled on the furniture, dishes on top of tables stacked above your head. They add new stock I believe everyday and they take on consignments certain days of the week but I do not know the days , you would have to call. The store shares space with a lawn and garden place so parking is very limited, I think there are about 15 spaces for parking.
The store sells everything from antiques, lighting, to fine art, to “new” gently used furniture, to outdoor items, including furniture to statuary. The prices can go anywhere from $5.00 to a $6,975.00 table and chairs.
Chattel Changers is in Milwaukee on Capitol drive, it is midway between Lake Michigan and The City Market, so if you shop too much you can go up the street to the City Market and have a snack, like the chocolate cake I featured yesterday. There is street parking on all around, and they have people to help carry your stuff out if you need it.
There are two levels to this store, the main level and the basement. I think the least priced pieces are down there. I am so excited because I purchased, 8, 6 piece place settings of Clarice Cliff Blue Staffordshire Tonquin Transfer ware, plus a serving platter and a serving bowl, for …..$90.00! There is no crazing, no cracks, no chips, nothing, it is all in perfect condition!